New Zealand win toss, bowl as Danni Wyatt, Tash Farrant replace Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies


NZ unchanged as Wyatt makes 200th England appearance with Brunt managing workload

New Zealand win toss, bowl vs England

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first in the second of five ODIs against England in Worcester.

England took a 1-0 series lead by winning the opening match at Bristol on Thursday, which was a little closer than the hosts might have wanted, thanks to Amy Satterthwaite‘s unbeaten 79 as New Zealand closed a gap which had looked completely beyond reach to 30 runs.

Katherine Brunt will sit out this match as England manage her workload at the end of a busy summer which included the multi-format series with India, the Hundred and a T20I series against New Zealand.

She was one of the architects behind putting New Zealand on the back foot in their run-chase in Bristol by contributing 43 with the bat, then bowling four maidens on the trot at the start of the visitors’ innings before returning from a spell off the field to treat a sore back to take a wicket.

Danni Wyatt comes into the side to bat at No. 7 in her place, becoming the seventh woman to make 200 appearances for England.

England made one further change, bringing Tash Farrant in for fellow seamer Freya Davies.

New Zealand named an unchanged side.

England: Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Heather Knight (capt), Nat Sciver, Amy Jones (wk), Sophia Dunkley, Danni Wyatt, Charlie Dean, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Tash Farrant

New Zealand: Lauren Down, Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Amy Satterthwaite, Sophie Devine (capt), Brooke Halliday, Katey Martin (wk), Hannah Rowe, Jess Kerr, Lea Tahuhu, Leigh Kasperek

Valkerie Baynes is a general editor at ESPNcricinfo

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